William Shakespeare (1564-1616), English poet and dramatist of the Elizabethan and early Jacobean period, is the most widely known author in all of English literature and often considered the greatest. He was an active member of a theater company for at least twenty years, during which time he wrote many great plays. Plays were not prized as literature at the time, and Shakespeare was not widely read until the middle of the eighteenth century, when a great upsurge of interest in his works began that continues today.
E. A. Copen lives deep in the deep dark woods outside one of the most haunted cities in Ohio. While working a boring retail job, she entertained herself with stories of the fantastic, some of which became books like Guilty by Association, Death Rites, and Broken Empire. She speaks three languages fluently: English, Latin, and sarcasm. E. A. is currently studying to become proficient in memes.
Dinsdale Landen (1932-2003) was a British actor well known for his television and stage appearances. He was featured as a voice actor in many BBC radio dramas.
Clive Swift is known the world over for his comic work in the television show Keeping Up Appearances. His career has been based, however, on extensive theatrical work with the RSC and other leading British companies, and in films such as A Passage to India. He is the founder of The Actor"s Centre in London.
Philip Jackson is an English actor, best known for his portrayal of Chief Inspector Japp, the Scotland Yard police officer, in the British series Agatha Christie"s Poirot. He has appeared in many other television shows and films, and his stage work includes Pozzo in Waiting for Godot and Willy Loman in Death of a Salesman. He is married to actress Sally Baxter, with whom he has two children.